London TV Screenings Insights: Anne Chérel, EVP Global Sales and Distribution, Studiocanal

Paris Has Fallen

As buyers head to the UK for London TV Screenings and BBC Studios Showcase this week, TBI talks to the bosses of more than 25 distribution companies to test the temperature of the global content industry and to find out how the next 12 months are shaping up.

In this Q&A, Studiocanal’s Anne Chérel, EVP Global Sales and Distribution discusses growth and strengthening IP.

With fewer shows being commissioned, how are you securing your pipeline?

STUDIOCANAL owns the largest catalogue in Europe and one of the world’s most prestigious libraries with more than 9,000 titles created across a century of production, so we are very fortunate to have many opportunities explore new projects.  We aim to  continue our journey with directors, writing and acting talent and to offer high quality programming across all formats with breakout series such as Xavier Giannoli’s cinematic thriller Of Money and Blood and the first drama series from award-winning director Thomas Vinterberg, Families Like Ours, which is currently in post-production.

Where does opportunity lie for you in 2024?

2023 was STUDIOCANAL’s most ambitious in terms of production and one of our main priorities is to continue to increase our output during this coming year.

Anne Chérel

We are continuing to invest in projects with strong global appeal, as well as diversifying the use of our library via TV sales, formats, merchandising and gaming. Accelerating our IP development, particularly the growth and strengthening of our family IP alongside MIFFY and Paddington, is very important for us in 2024.

Tell us about your top show at London Screenings & why we should buy it

We are screening Paris Has Fallen on 27 February at the Ham Yard Hotel.

English-language Paris has Fallen is a high-octane, action thriller based on a global box office hit.  An award-winning production and writing team as well as Oded Ruskin and Hans Herbot as directors and Gerard Butler himself as Exec Producer have created this 8 x 52’ series which has high franchise potential.




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